I had reached out to a few interior shops for quotes and it was either very expensive or a long wait to have it done. I do not have an unlimited budget and decided to do the work myself. I have no experience with upholstery and know it will be a steep learning curve, but hope it will be worth the experience. I'm not building a trailer queen show car so perfection isn't the goal. I just want a nice driver.
When I bought the car, the interior was completely gutted, but all of the pieces were there. The interior was original and in surprisingly decent shape for it's age. The plan is to use the original interior as a template and replace all of the foam and coverings with new materials. I'm going to try to keep it as simple as I can, which may seem very boring to more experienced folks, and hoping to increase my chances of success.
Here are a few photos to show what I'm working with and some of the progress I've made. I placed some of the interior in place to get an idea of how it should look. I also added a more recent picture of the car to show the overall progress. My goal is to have an interior to install when the weather gets warmer next spring. I'm looking forward to the challenge and sharing the experience with you.